The Deep South USA Blog
New Music Museum set to open in Nashville
Scheduled to open in Downtown Nashville early September 2020, the National Museum of African American Music will encourage visitors to discover the central role African Americans have played in shaping and creating all genres of American music.
Graceland to reopen this week
As one of the first classic major attractions of US tourism, Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee is opening and offering tours again from Thursday 21st May.
2020 marks 60 years since Muhammad Ali won his Gold Medal
In the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, a young Muhammad Ali, then called Cassius Clay, defeated three-time European boxing champion Zbigniew Pietrzykowski and returned to his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky with a Gold Medal.
The Kentucky Derby may be delayed, but we're still celebrating this weekend.
Although history is on hold this year with the 2020 Kentucky Derby rescheduled for 5th September instead, let's still give a nod to the ‘most exciting two minutes in sport’, and it will give us all something fun to do at home!
Inside Graceland's Archives
The roads to the USA might be closed for the time being, but our friends in Memphis have found a way to come to you – and they’re bringing presents!
The Year of Virtual Travel Through Alabama's Natural Wonders
Home alone and craving outdoor adventure? The Alabama Tourism Department will be dedicating 2020 “The Alabama Year of Natural Wonders” which launched on Earth Day, 22 April 2020.
Mississippi streams "Virtual Juke Joint Festival" live from Clarksdale
Meet the first family of Bourbon
How about a nice read to amp up your taste for Kentucky bourbon? Along the way you’ll learn about unwavering bourbon-making genes and the undeniable influence of the Beam family, their Christmas parties must be legendary!
The Ultimate Music Road Trip - Part 2
The Ultimate Music Road Trip in Deep South USA
Deep South USA is the birthplace of practically all popular music. Blues, soul, country, jazz and rock ‘n’ roll were born here, just like Aretha Franklin, B.B. King, Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton, Sam Cooke and Justin Timberlake.